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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Superintendent Graduate Certification

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Graduate Certification

Admission to a Graduate Certification Program

For applicants, with GPA’s below 3.0, seeking certifications in a class other than classroom teacher the following scores must be achieved:

GRE® scores in the following ranges:

  • GRE® Verbal Reasoning - 143 or greater
  • GRE® Quantitative Reasoning - 140 or greater
  • GRE® Analytical Writing - 3.0 or greater

The applicant MUST also meet the UHV admissions index.

Degree Requirements

Texas Education Agency requirements to obtain a Superintendent certificate.

  • Must hold a master’s degree from a university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Must hold a Principal certificate or the equivalent issued by the TEA, another state or country or, completed the superintendent certificate application and been approved by the TEA to substitute managerial experience in lieu of a principal certificate.
  • Successfully complete an approved superintendent educator preparation program.
  • Successfully complete the required exam.

   Visit the Texas Education Agency Becoming a Superintendent in Texas website for more information.

Additional UHV requirements to obtain a Superintendent certificate:

  • Admission to graduate study within the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development must precede the completion of applicable course work.
  • Students are eligible to take the TEA licensure examinations after successfully completing twelve hours of ELAS coursework prior to their practicum/internship.
  • Completion of an approved administrative internship experience.


Complete the 6 semester hours

Complete the 6 semester hours of approved Superintendent’s practicum:

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